Downy Woodpecker

By taggart  
Downy Woodpecker
Picoides pubescens 6 inches

This tiny woodpecker does not walk or hop on a flat place, but must use its well adapted feet for climbing. In this image, this bird was the winner of 4 competing for the suet feeder--which is just under the wooden brace.

V2 shows a Downy on a sycamore tree--showing the markings on his back, including the red feathers which signify that it is a male bird.

Thank you to Nathan, Eastlands (John) Cathy&Stan and SweetPea for their much appreciated User Awards for 'Melody!'

Tags: General Close-up and macro Downy woodpecker Wildlife and nature Portraits and people

Comments


gajewski 15 10 9 United States
19 Feb 2015 12:54AM
Wow -- you are putting that 600 mm to good use. Two excellent shots, Jenn.
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Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2015 1:02AM
I prefer the less competing b/g in V1 - he does look very tactile.
The bark itself makes a great image in V2.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Two beautiful bird, images great detail and such stunning colours excellent SmileSmileSmileSmile
BRITCHIE
MaryFaith 5 59 New Zealand
19 Feb 2015 2:07AM
How lucky you were to get these photos of the youngsters! Two great photos but I like V2 - the bark is spectacular in pattern and texture - and I like the red patch on little 'downy' Smile
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
19 Feb 2015 3:23AM
Both super captures. Cute little fella.
PranavMishra 7 52 17 India
19 Feb 2015 5:40AM
yes.. you are using the 600 mm lens really well.. another brilliant image of this little, gorgeous bird..

thanks for your comments on my pic today.. the mask I downloaded from the net.. the background is something sketched with pencil on the wall, by some kids, I encountered nearly one year ago..
19 Feb 2015 6:27AM
Two stunning detailed captures.
Dave
19 Feb 2015 7:38AM
What a beautiful little bird, Jenn - and there were four in the race to the feeder??!!
Lucky you - I love to see just one - and from a distance would be a treat!!SmileSmile
Two superb images.

RichardSmileSmile
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2015 7:41AM
Adorable capture
19 Feb 2015 7:41AM
Two lovely images. Well captured.
19 Feb 2015 8:18AM
Lovely images Jenn, nice detail in both,
Fred.
ddolfelin Plus
7 103 3 Wales
19 Feb 2015 8:42AM
Both shots are brilliant (this is a new bird to me).
Thanks for sharing.
EMJAYCEE Plus
10 10 10 England
19 Feb 2015 9:36AM
Two brilliant images Jennn - wish I could give an award to both of them.
Joan. SmileSmileSmile
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2015 9:48AM
Such a beautifully bird, and what magnificent captures, especially image two. Well done Jenn.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Alison_S 13 339 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2015 10:19AM
What a little sweetheart, he looks tiny!!! Love this! Grin
Two beautiful captures Jenn, lovely detail. SmileSmileSmile
Carol
SlowSong Plus
11 8.3k 30 England
19 Feb 2015 12:17PM
Two beautiful images. I love the fluffy version of the woodpecker. Smile
ali63 7 778 1 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2015 12:20PM
2 lovely images,

Ali
19 Feb 2015 12:24PM
A hard working fella in cute poses
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
19 Feb 2015 12:39PM
Like the inclusion of the bit of rust Jenn !!
Good shots.
Mick.
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
19 Feb 2015 1:39PM
We haven't had many of these this year, just the larger Hairy.
I have peanut butter smeared on several trees, which they all seem to be liking a lot.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
19 Feb 2015 1:50PM
Two super shots of this charming little bird Jennn.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2015 2:07PM
Two lovely images ...so cute
johnke 6 223 15
19 Feb 2015 4:29PM
Fantastic wok here Jenn, first class Images, very well done...John
19 Feb 2015 6:07PM
Fabulous captures Jenn!
George
Ayoob 8 Australia
19 Feb 2015 6:55PM
Two excellent shots with wonderful colours and details.
Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2015 7:10PM
Cute little fellaGrinGrinGrin
Diane
richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
19 Feb 2015 7:36PM
These are really small birds and flighty - two nice images Jenn!
19 Feb 2015 9:06PM
Two lovely shots Jenn. What a cutie. Cathy
19 Feb 2015 9:16PM
A little beauty
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2015 9:54PM
Two splendid shots & love them both.
Ju
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2015 8:32AM
Both images are so delightful, beautiful light and great colours of the subjects...
IB
ColleenA Plus
7 420 6 Australia
22 Feb 2015 8:36AM
Perfectly timed. Great photography

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